Maltas Air Squadron

LAST YEAR THE SMALL Air Squadron of the Armed Forces of Malta celebrated its 20th year of operation. 1992 also marked the 50th Anniversary of the George Cross which was awarded by Britain to the people of Malta for their heroic defence against the air onslaught of Germany’s Luftwaffe and the Italian Regia Aeronautica during World War Two.

These two anniversaries coincided with a change in Malta’s air arm, the introduction of the first fixed-wing type, a change in name, and the changing of the unit’s national insignia into a roundel incorporating the George Cross.

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